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Rochester Public Schools "We Want You Back" program gears up for second year

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Superintendent Michael Munoz revealed Tuesday that as of October 1st, overall enrollment in Rochester Public Schools is up, but secondary education enrollment numbers are on the decline. 

The announcement comes on the same night the Rochester School Board geared up for the second year of the "We Want You Back" initiative on October 12th. 

The program is in partnership with United Way of Olmsted County and is designed to reach out to high school dropouts and encourage them to pursue an education. 

"We Want You Back" volunteers plan to visit 90 students in 2013, up from about 70 last year. 

At the School Board meeting, Munoz also announced that the number of minority students enrolled in Rochester Public Schools is up, specifically among Asian, Hispanic, and Black populations. 


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